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Oscars 2025: Academy Sets Date and Nominations Timeline for 97th Ceremony

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The 97th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 2, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced on Wednesday.

This continues the trend of holding the Academy Awards ceremony in March, following a three-year streak of increased viewership. Notably, it will no longer overlap with Austin’s SXSW festival, a conflict that occurred in the past two years. The ceremony will also once again begin one hour earlier than usual, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, reaching audiences in over 200 territories.

Key dates for submissions and voting are outlined: the general entry and best picture submission deadline is Thursday, Nov. 14. Preliminary voting for shortlists in ten categories will take place from Dec. 9-13, with results announced on Dec. 17. The nominations voting period is set for Jan. 8-12, and the official nominations will be revealed on Friday, Jan. 17, which is a new developement as its typically held earlier in the week.

The timeline between nominations and final voting spans nearly four weeks, with winners to be determined from Feb. 11-18, which will make winning the major guild awards — such as DGA, PGA and SAG — even more crucial.

The 2024 Oscars was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and honored Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” with seven prizes, including best picture, director, actor for Cillian Murphy, and supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.

While the potential lineup for this year’s contenders remains fluid, there are highly anticipated movies expected to make waves, including Warner Bros.’ “Joker: Folie à Deux” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, and George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” which is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The studio’s already released blockbuster “Dune: Part Two” is also expected to have a presence at the kudocast. Others could include Steve McQueen’s “Blitz,” Edward Berger’s “Conclave” and Malcolm Washington’s “The Piano Lesson.”

Below are the full list of key dates for the 2025 Oscars season. All dates are subject to change.

General entry, best picture, RAISE submission deadline: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2024

Governors Awards: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2024

Preliminary voting begins: Monday, Dec. 9, 2024, at 9 a.m. PT

Preliminary voting ends: Friday, Dec. 13, 2024, at 5 p.m. PT

Oscar Shortlists Announcement: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2024

Eligibility period ends: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2024

Nominations voting begins: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2025 at 9 a.m. PT

Nominations voting ends: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2025 at 5 p.m. PT

Oscar Nominations Announcement: Friday, Jan. 17, 2025

Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Monday, Feb. 10, 2025

Final voting begins: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2025 at 9 a.m. PT

Final voting ends: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025 at 5 p.m. PT

Scientific and Technical Awards: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025

97th Oscars: Sunday, March 2, 2025